Pennsylvania and New Jersey med schools part of Michelle Obama’s veterans initiative

    More than 10 medical schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden’s efforts to serve war vets and their families.

    Through partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the Joining Forces initiative will educate medical care givers to provide the treatment vets and their families need.

    Med students and current staffers at the following schools will work to better diagnose and treat things like post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury:

    Commonwealth Medical College
    Drexel University College of Medicine
     Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Penn State University College of Medicine
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Temple University School of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine

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    “I’m inspired to see our nation’s medical schools step up to address this pressing need for our veterans and military families,” Obama said when announcing the initiative. “By directing some of our brightest minds, our most cutting-edge research, and our finest teaching institutions toward our military families, they’re ensuring that those who have served our country receive the first-rate care that they have earned.”

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